- 4 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
So my wedding has passed and although I personally had a great time, the only thing that really let me down were my guests! It was october 5th in maryland, generally the weather is like 75 but instead it was 90. Yes Hot…I get it! I had informed all guests before hand to dress appropriately and it was a casual wedding. The reception had no air conditioning or heating and I let them know (it was a barn). However the downstairs where the cocktail hour was and where the bar was is always cooler because its practically a basement. Also there were 5 fans up stairs and guests were able to walk the perimeters of the fairgrounds and horse farm. We had a open bar so plenty of free cold drinks. The dancefloor-dinner-cake etc was upstairs. Anyways I was first dissapointed in them when after our first dance and me and my fathers dance, I noticed most people weren’t even paying attention to my husbands and his moms dance and were almost all talking and many walking around! Then like no-one danced and my DJ was amazing. Literally it was me, one of my bridesmaids and like one guy dancing almost the whole night. Every once in a while there would be like 5 other people. There was supposed to be 96 people there and we had 8 that didn’t show up so there were 88 ppl. (8 seems a bit crazy don’t you think?) I thought most people were just to hot to dance so were hanging out downstairs to stay cool and get drunk. So I took a break from dancing to go mingle and to my surprise there was only like 20-30 people still there! coctail hour started at 3 and dinner was over at 5:15, when I went downstairs it was only like 7 and it wasn’t supposed to end till 10! I thought it was extremely rude for so many people to leave. By this time the sun was going down and it really wasn’t that bad anymore. With an open bar, dancing, beerpong, and cornhole I don’t understand why so many would want to leave. So I thought they were rude during our special dances, many didn’t show up, tons left early, and only 5 people filled out our “guest book” which was mad libs handed out at the ceremony, also only about half even brought a card. So yeah…is this behavior normal? It has seriously made me feel crappy about either my wedding or just my relationships with these people whom we invited only because we consider ourselves very close to them. Did any of you bees have a similar experience? Do you think this was rude or do you do this as well and it’s normal?